What is a Bulging Disk?
A bulging disk occurs when the soft tissue sac (the "disk") between the vertebrae bones of the spine ruptures or shifts outside of the area it should be in. Also called a ruptured or slipped disk, this problem occurs most often in the lower part of the back, called the lumbar region. When a bulging disk first occurs, it may not be immediately apparent due to the lack of nerves it touches. In time, however, pain, numbness, and tingling may occur in the buttocks and leg with a lumbar bulging disk, a painful condition called sciatica. A bulged or slipped disk will not move back into place on its own, and as the body ages, the disk tissue will only become more dry and less flexible, exacerbating the painful effects.
How Can I Find Relief?
Thankfully, there is not only treatment for a bulging disk, but a proprietary method that is minimally invasive and has an excellent success rate. At Deuk Spine Institute, our back surgery method does not require large incisions that need a long time to heal, bone cutting that can weaken the spine, and other unpleasant side effects that most traditional spine surgeries incur. Our endoscopic procedure uses a small, flexible tube with a camera and light to "see" into the body without large incisions, which tend to leave unsightly scars and require painkillers after surgery. A small, quarter inch incision is all that's required for our surgery, which boasts a 95% success rate and a very short recovery period.
Where Can I Get Help?
Deuk Spine Institute is the best office to consult when you're looking for relief from a bulging disk. Dr. Deuk and his staff of medical professionals can answer any questions you may have about the treatment and procedure itself, as well as advise you if you are a good candidate for back surgery. With two offices in Viera and Titusville, help is only a phone call away. Don't spend another day in unnecessary pain from your bulging disk; call Deuk Spine Institute and make the first step toward a pain-free life..